2018 Winners

We are delighted to reveal the ultimate winners from each category. They were announced at a special awards ceremony in London on November 6th. 



Academic Innovator


Sponsored byrenishaw

South West Nuclear Hub: nuclear energy teaching, research and innovation

South West Nuclear Hub (University of Bristol) with University of Oxford, Sellafield Ltd, EDF Energy, Atkins, Magnox, National Nuclear Laboratory, Kyoto University.



Energy & Environment


Balanced Energy Network (BEN)
ICAX  with London South Bank University, Upside Energy, Origen Power, Cranfield University, Mixergy and TFGI.






Healthcare & Medical

Universal Plasma

NIRI with NHSBT, Macopharma.




Information, Data & Connectivity

Sponsored by


Robert Bosch Limited with Jaguar Land Rover Limited, TRL Limited, The Floow Limited, Direct Line Insurance Services Limited, Royal Borough of Greenwich.



Aerospace, Defence & Security

Keyhole Surgery for Jet Engines

Rolls-Royce plc with University of Nottingham.



Manufacturing Technology

Sponsored by



High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC) with Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC), Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), National Composites Centre (NCC), Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC), Centre for Process Industries (CPI).





UK Autodrive

Arup with AXA Insurance, Coventry City Council, Ford Motor Company, Gowling WLG, Horiba MIRA, Jaguar Land Rover, Milton Keynes Council, RDM Group (Aurrigo), Tata Motors European Technical Centre, Thales, The Open University, Transport Systems Catapult, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford.


Highly Commended

High Volume E-Machine Supply from the UK (HVEMS-UK)

Jaguar Land Rover Ltd (JLR) with TATA Steel UK Ltd (TATA), Midland Tool and Design Ltd (MTD), Grainger & Worrall Ltd (G&W), Motor Design Ltd (MDL), Horizon Instruments Ltd (Horizon), University of Warwick, Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), Newcastle University (NU), High Speed Sustainable Manufacturing Institute (HSSMI).



Young Innovator

Sponsored by

Living in Space and Young Innovators Programme
SMASHfestUK with Middlesex University, The Refinery, Deptford Green School - Design and Technology Year 9 students, Llangatwg Community School Year 8 students, Haberdashers' Aske's Hatcham College Sixth Form, Christ the King Sixth Form, AstroCymru, Monster Paw Games, Little Inventors, University of Greenwich, Science and Technology Facilities Council, Royal Academy of Engineering, UK Space Agency.